Howard Fineman and Jane Harman discuss playing politics with
Fear Factor: The so called Patriot Act had nothing to do with
patriotism... So it should come as no surprise that the "Protect
America Act" has little to do with protecting Americans...
nothing to do with protecting their constitutionally guaranteed
freedoms like privacy... and everything to do with the White
House's effort to operate outside the law.
Our fifth story on
the Countdown: The changes that were made last month to the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillence Act were apparently made under
false pretenses -- Congresswoman Jane Harman on that, in a
moment. First. The Bush administration is tonight fighting to
make those changes permanent... seemingly by scaring the
Democratic majority into compliance. Hey, it has worked before.
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